Wednesday October 16 2013
De Sanctis on facing Napoli past

Roma’s Morgan De Sanctis is preparing to face former club Napoli for the first time since leaving the Stadio San Paolo.

The goalkeeper moved to the capital in the summer and he’ll be trying to deny the Neapolitans at the Olimpico on Friday night.

“It will be a different kind of game to the others for myself,” the Italian told Sky Sport Italia. “The last four years for me were intense.

“Napoli, in my opinion, are stronger and more complete. New Coach Rafael Benitez can do some excellent work with the squad he has at his disposal.

“Juventus have the advantage of working with the same tactician for the third season running, but Napoli have a consolidated structure and a reinforced squad.”

The Azzurri did some significant work on the transfer market, but they and Juve are actually two points behind leaders Roma – who have a 100 per cent record.

“Our first place is very satisfying,” added the ex-international. “This is the result of the work we started in July.

“This is an important point of the season, even if we are only at the beginning.”

De Sanctis has conceded just one goal in Serie A this season.

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